The Price of One Life

This scene should shake us all, as this man looks back on how many people he could’ve saved from the Holocaust. How many people could we save by giving up one dinner, buying used instead of new, giving up a simple want to provide for someone elses need? When we get to heaven and see the full picture, will we look back with this same regret?

The price of one life. I threw away so much money. I didn’t do enough. This car could have saved 10 people. This pen, 2 people.

Consider giving up one meal this month, and donating the cost to water282.org. My friend Jacob started this non-profit in 2011 after a heart-wrenching divorce. He felt the pull of God, and left everything to go build water wells for those in need. He has successfully given clean water to over 38,451 people.

He keeps finding villages in need, who have little water that is polluted, and often also treated as a bathroom. He gives sanitation and well maintenance training to each village. These wells not only cut down on deaths due to waterborne diseases, but also sparks economic growth as people can easily access water, hold a job (due to time saved from traveling to their last water source; often miles away by foot), and water crops.

Water282 continues to take situations like this:

water282 water well africa nonprofit

And transform them into situations like this:

water282 water well africa nonprofit

Consider helping by giving $10 in lieu of one evening on the town. At the end of our lives, we don’t want to feel like we didn’t do enough. Consider the price of one life.

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His Love Songs

Zeph. 3:17 – The Lord your God… will rejoice over you with singing

The Lord is singing over you right now. Bask in the romantic moment as He reveals what has been on His mind, all the wonderful thoughts about you

Ps. 139:17-18 – How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand…

What kind of song do you think He’s singing? What genre do you think it’s in? Listen to Him now and ask Him to let you hear a piece of it. Write down what you hear:

Mine: Listen to the fireflies; hear the song I sing. They may not make a sound, but I know it’s what you need. Don’t get overwhelmed in all the things you do; sit down and listen to My song that’s just for you. 

What’s Yours?
Share in the comments below, and if you feel like an overachiever today, write out a lyrical response to Him.